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  • National Party Representative for Calare
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election
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Statements on Indulgence: Iraq (4 Sep 2014)

“To speak in reply to the Prime Minister's statement on Iraq is something that we, as a federal parliament, have to do. It is probably not something any of us came here thinking that we would have to deal with in the way that this has evolved. It is more than anything I have known in my lifetime to realise that Australia can have its own psychopaths or whatever term you want to give to people...”

Adjournment: Buslines Group (3 Sep 2014)

“I rise to speak today on an issue which is important, certainly locally to Calare but I believe nationally. It is enormous and it sets a great example of what Australian trade and business can do. It also links in with our trade support loans. Buslines Group is one of Australia's largest bus operating companies, with 300 buses operating in regional New South Wales and certainly in my area of...”

Bills: International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading (1 Sep 2014)

“The International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2014 is about integrity—the integrity of Australia's tax system—but it is also about fairness. I do not disagree with most of what I have heard this evening. The tax treaty between Australia and Switzerland, which is one of the oldest unamended tax treaties, will be updated to permit the exchange of taxpayer information for the...”

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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 12 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 215 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)